A SOCIAL SURVEY INTO ANNOYANCE CAUSED BY THE INTERACTION OF AIRCRAFT NOISE AND TRAFFIC NOISE

The procedure which was adopted to investigate the community response to combined noise from aircraft and road traffic is described. A social survey was conducted at nine sites at three levels of aircraft and traffic noise with thirty-five interviews per site. The mean results without regard to traffic noise level show good agreement with previous data, but there are significant variations with respect to traffic noise level. The use of the noise pollution level concept, which describes the noise climate as a function of mean energy level and the standard deviation of sound level, leads to strong correlation and median dissatisfaction with the total noise environment. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Loughborough University of Technology

    Department of Transport Technology
    Loughborough,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BOTTOM, C G
    • Waters, D M
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261122
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TT-7102
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM